Mimosa roemeriana Scheele
Roemer's Mimosa, Sensitive Briar
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Mimosa quadrivalvis var. platycarpa, Schrankia roemeriana
USDA Symbol: MIRO6
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, up to about 3 feet long.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: OK , TX
Native Habitat: Common on rocky, chalky or sandy soils in North Central Texas and on the Edwards Plateau.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This plant features recurved prickles on the stems and seed pods, but the best parts are the lovely pink puffball flowers and compound leaves that close upon being touched. The plant is low growing and can spread up to about 6" if left unpruned.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0436 Collected Jun 18, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Research LiteratureReslit 2886 - Legumes of the United States. IV. Mimosa (1971) Duane Isely
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mimosa roemeriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa roemeriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa roemeriana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff, MAC